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Obama shortens sentence of Manning, who gave documents to WikiLeaks

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In one of his final acts before leaving office, President Barack Obama on Tuesday shortened the prison sentence of former U.S. military intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who was responsible for the biggest breach of classified materials in U.S. history to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks in 2010.

Commerce pick Ross has offshored 2,700 jobs since 2004

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Billionaire Wilbur Ross, chosen by Donald Trump to help implement the president-elect’s trade agenda, earned his fortune in part by running businesses that have offshored thousands of U.S. jobs, according to Labor Department data attained by Reuters.

Biologists investigate deaths of 82 stranded dolphins

HOMESTEAD, Fla. — Biologists on Tuesday were investigating the weekend deaths of dozens of dolphins in Everglades National Park in Florida’s largest mass stranding of the mammal since 1989, a U.S. scientific agency said.

Last man on moon dies

Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on the moon — an experience that he said made him “belong to the universe,” died on Monday at the age of 82, the U.S. space agency said.

Wife of Pulse shooter arrested

ORLANDO — The wife of the man behind the deadly terrorist attack at Pulse nightclub in Orlando was arrested Monday on charges stemming from the shooting that left 49 dead and dozens more injured, a law enforcement source told the Orlando Sentinel.

Trump attacks civil rights leader who questioned his election win

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump began a long holiday weekend that honors slain black civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. by attacking another rights activist and politician who had said he doesn’t see Trump as a “legitimate president.”

EPA denies $1 billion-plus in claims from toxic Colorado mine spill

DENVER — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday denied $1.2 billion in claims for economic losses stemming from a 2015 toxic wastewater spill accidentally triggered by the agency at a defunct Colorado mine, that fouled waterways in three states.

Man arrested in slaying of Saudi college student in Wisconsin

A suspect has been arrested, police said on Friday, in the slaying of a University of Wisconsin student from Saudi Arabia who was reported to have been fatally beaten outside a pizzeria in the college town of Menomonie in late October.

Obama surprises Vice President Biden with Medal of Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama surprised Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday by awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom with Distinction in an emotional White House ceremony that celebrated their partnership over eight years in office.

Volkswagen agrees to $4.3 billion U.S. diesel settlement

WASHINGTON — Volkswagen AG has agreed to a $4.3 billion settlement to resolve the U.S. government’s civil and criminal investigations into the German automaker’s diesel emissions cheating, according to documents made public Wednesday.

Trump accuses U.S. spy agencies of Nazi practices

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump escalated a fight with U.S. spy agencies on Wednesday, just nine days before he takes over their command as president, and accused them of practices reminiscent of Nazi Germany.

Trump’s team blocks U.S. House appearance by Pentagon pick

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s team has canceled an appearance before Congress by his nominee for defense secretary, retired General James Mattis, regarding a waiver he needs for the post, congressional officials said on Wednesday.

Russia hacked Republican campaigns, but not Trump’s

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Russia hacked into Republican state political campaigns and old email domains of the Republican National Committee but there is no evidence it successfully penetrated President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign, FBI Director James Comey said on Tuesday.

Kennedy to lead panel on vaccines

WASHINGTON — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has warned of a nonexistent link between childhood immunizations and the development of autism, has accepted an invitation from President-elect Donald Trump to lead a commission “on vaccine safety and scientific integrity,” he told reporters Tuesday.